Next Day Air Reviews

November 17, 2009
Updates the spirit of blaxploitation without feeling pressed to worship or satirize it.
November 4, 2009
Nearly every scene is a play on the perception that the accumulation of wealth will bring social validation and self-worth.
September 8, 2009
Based on modest expectations Next Day Air delivers just the entertainment package it promises -- namely, dumb laughs laced with violence -- and it kinda works.
May 13, 2009
Filmgoers who think outside the artmovie box will discover that the artful and enjoyable Next Day Air offers an episode of 21st-century black American life that August Wilson never got to.
May 11, 2009
An amusing tail of incompetent criminals.
May 9, 2009
A screwball comedy/splatter flick which might best thought of as a campy cross of Cotton Comes to Harlem and No Country for Old Men.
May 8, 2009
He may be a first-time feature director, but music video master Benny Boom clearly knows how to pull a midlevel movie together. That's harder than it sounds.
May 8, 2009
Next Day Air is a stylish movie that smoothly shifts from genial comedy to violent action and back again, almost like a Missy Elliott song cramming together four different snippets that magically mesh.
May 8, 2009
With a script that snaps and characters that pop, Next Day Air nears neo-blaxploitation perfection.
May 8, 2009
May 7, 2009
Boom's comedy is a trap: We like these dudes, and know that while crime does pay, it always takes a deadly cut.
May 7, 2009
It's hard to make a movie that ends with blazing guns and dead bodies and still send the audience away laughing, but Next Day Air finds the right drive-in movie tone.
May 7, 2009
A very pleasant surprise, Next Day Air is the rare crime comedy that does justice to both sides of the equation.
May 7, 2009
Next Day Air is a bloody screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity, and gives us drug-dealing lowlifes who are almost poetic in their clockwork dialogue.